UN chartered ship in Ukraine ready for trip to Africa

YUZHNE, Ukraine, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart from Ukraine for Africa in the coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 tons of wheat at the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, said a UN official. The ship, which has arrived in port near Odessa, will sail to Ethiopia … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Invests in Russian Energy Companies

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding (4280.SE) invested between February 22 and March 22 in Russian energy groups Gazprom (GAZP.MM), Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and Lukoil (LKOH.MM), on Twitter on Sunday. Many Western countries have imposed sanctions on Russian energy companies and their executives following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Kingdom Holding’s … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians Threatening Zaporizhzhya Are ‘Special Targets’ G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw troops from factory Fear of nuclear catastrophe unless the fighting stops Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart from Ukraine KYIV, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers shooting at Europe’s largest nuclear … Read more

Ukraine says it targets Russians firing at or from nuclear power plant

A view shows the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant during the Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhya region, Ukraine, Aug. 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers firing at an occupied nuclear power plant in the … Read more

US says India hid Russian origin of fuel shipped to US, India’s central banker says

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra arrives at a press conference following a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India Feb. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more

Russia could buy yuan, rupees and Turkish lira for rainy day fund, central bank says

National flag flies over the headquarters of the Russian Central Bank in Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia is considering buying the … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant when the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens in leak

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, in Kiev, Ukraine on July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told officials on Thursday … Read more